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Volume 3, Issue 91                                                                       November 16, 2018


 
 
 

Police Files

Man arrested 19 times in 18 months by NBPD

On Monday, Nov 12, at 8:14 p.m., at 15th Street and W. Ocean Front, Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, of Costa Mesa, was arrested for receiving stolen property with a value greater than $950, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, and warrants related to being drunk in public and having an open container in public.

According to Stu News Newport records, Hutchinson has been arrested 19 times in the last 18 months by NBPD for being drunk in public, drinking in public and related warrants.

Hutchinson often lists his occupation as “drinker” with police. 

Bail was set at $46,000.

Two 20-somethings nabbed for major crimes

On Sunday, Nov 11, at 3:49 a.m., a duo was arrested at Santa Ana Avenue and 17th Street for a litany of major crimes.

Christopher Edward Mar, 24, no city of residency, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, appropriating lost property, possessing a controlled substance, commercial burglary with no forced entry, conspiracy to commit a crime, identity theft and grand theft from buildings. 

Alyssa Marie Teruel, 20, Indio, was arrested for shoplifting with value less than $950, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance, commercial burglary with no forced entry, conspiracy to commit a crime and grand theft. 

Bail was set at $20,000 for both Mar and Teruel.

Scroll down to Police Beat for all arrests & crime report


Fair Game

By TOM JOHNSON

Council candidate will return to ring for next battle

TomJohnsonBoxing promoter and City Council challenger Roy Englebrecht has already climbed off the mat and is preparing for his next battle in the ring following last week’s loss to Kevin Muldoon.

First off, in the council race for District 4, Englebrecht was pummeled by Muldoon, who took some 67.3 percent of the vote.

Not wanting to stay down for long, Englebrecht yesterday announced the lineup for the upcoming Fight Club OC card in The Hanger at the OC Fair & Events Center, planned for Friday, Dec. 6.

Four undefeated boxers highlight the event. For more info, go to https://socafights.com

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This in from the District Attorney Tony Rackauckas race: He appears to have lost to longtime opposition Todd Spitzer. The tallies as of last night had Spitzer with 396,262 votes (53.3 percent) to Rackauckas with 346,890 (46.7 percent).

According to Rackauckas, “In the coming weeks, the office will be working with the new administration to transition the operations in a smooth and efficient manner. During this process, it is important for us to maintain the high level of work and focus on public safety. We have achieved great things together and we will continue to do so.”

To me personally, Rackauckas was very good with the larger, more prominent cases, but has failed cities by dramatically impacting their local communities.

Neither has conceded yet. However, you can carve in Spitzer, it’s done.

City council winners are Diane Dixon for District 1, Tim Stoaks in District 3 continues to maintain a 300-400 vote differential over Marshall “Duffy” Duffield, Joy Brenner beats Scott Peotter in District 6, 57.2 percent to 42.8 percent, and earlier we discussed Muldoon.

Other winners in the NMUSD Board races appear to be Ashley Anderson, Michelle Barto, incumbent Karen Yelsy and another incumbent Charlene Metoyer.

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The OC Fair theme was announced yesterday as Acres of Fun.” The Fair will run July 12 - August 11, 2019.

“We are very excited to show our guests how to have ‘Acres of Fun’ this summer at the OC Fair,” said Kathy Kramer, OC Fair & Event Center CEO. “We love showcasing agriculture and educating the public about our rich heritage – it’s our mission and our passion. I look forward to having a great Fair that helps fund our community give-back programs and provides terrific family fun.”

According to Kramer, “The 2018 OC Fair attracted 1,470,636 guests, breaking the previous record set in 2011. The Fair also broke the single-day attendance record when 86,334 fairgoers arrived on Saturday, July 28. This year, some 1,500 seasonal employees worked at the Fair and a similar number will be hired in 2019.


City of Newport Beach reaches agreement with California River Watch

Over the past decade, the City of Newport Beach (City) has invested millions of dollars to protect and improve local water quality. The City is proud of these efforts and has been recognized for these endeavors by the Regional Water Quality Control Board, Surfrider Foundation, Heal the Bay and the Orange County Coastkeepers.

To ensure water quality, the City utilizes a multi-pronged approach including operating its own wastewater collection system, participating in water quality research, investing in water quality improvement programs and projects like the Delhi Channel Diversion Project and the “Water Wheel” trash capture device, and having staff dedicated to working with local, state and county water quality experts and local nonprofits. Newport Beach is also one of only a handful of cities in the area that owns and maintains sewer laterals, an added responsibility and cost to ensure the system is maintained properly.

Despite having one of Orange County’s most aggressive and ongoing water quality improvement programs, the City’s wastewater operation does, on occasion, have minor spills. The City recognizes that any spill is a problem, no matter how small or big, and staff works hard to prevent them from occurring. Newport Beach also has to contend with spills that occur upstream, in other jurisdictions’ systems, because it often travels down the San Diego Creek and Santa Ana River toward the bay and local coastline.

To continue its efforts to improve water quality, the City has decided to settle some claims related to some minor spills that go back as far as 2013, because defending against these types of lawsuits is expensive and the City would like to see its limited fiscal resources spent making Newport Beach’s water quality even better.

Overall, the City’s focus on the environment and its efforts over the past decade have produced measurable results and made a striking difference in the health of the Newport Bay. Over the years, the City has spent millions of dollars on programs and projects improving water quality. In fact, certain City beaches have earned an honor roll ranking on Heal the Bay’s annual Beach Report Card.

Annually, the City spends more than $3.5 million on operations, maintenance and replacement of the wastewater system and is proud that its wastewater collection system operation is among the best in the area. The City looks forward to continuing to implement policies, programs and projects that improve the water quality and habitat of Newport Bay and the ocean.

Note: During Tuesday’s closed session on November 13, the City Council voted to enter into a settlement agreement with California River Watch. Mayor Pro Tem Will O’Neill motioned to approve the item, Council Member Brad Avery seconded the motion, which passed 6-0 (Council Member Kevin Muldoon was absent).

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You Must Remember This: Topless?

By NANCY GARDNER

Some months ago, a man called and asked if I would speak at a monthly men’s luncheon. He wanted me to talk about the history of the city from the perspective of a longtime resident. I agreed. The night before, I was at the Speak Up Newport candidate forum, and two different men came up to me, said they understood I was speaking to this group the next day, and hoped that the men attending wouldn’t give me too hard a time.

Since I wasn’t going to be talking about politics, I didn’t give it much thought. I arrived at the time noted, and as I entered, several men came in with bottles of wine.  Then more men arrived with more bottles. In fact, everyone that came brought a bottle.  They proceeded out to the restaurant terrace where all the wine bottles were opened and everyone seemed to try every one. Seeing the amount of wine consumed, I began to see why there might be a little badinage, no matter how bland the topic. After about 40 minutes, the terrace closed and we went in to lunch, where there was more wine on the table, and I did my little talk. I am pleased to report that although they were a more boisterous group than one often confronts, they couldn’t have been more pleasant.  After lunch, with a different wine for each of the three courses, they adjourned back to the terrace to smoke cigars and...drink more wine. 

It reminded me a bit of the tales of Amigos Viejos. This was a luncheon group started by my father, Les Steffensen and others with the point being not to have a point.  Amigos didn’t even bother with the camouflage of a speaker. They were there to drink and have fun, period. We could usually tell when it was an Amigos day, because my father came home early and napped.

It was all men, so I never witnessed anything, only heard occasional tales. One of their big things was once or twice a year to take what they called the trip to nowhere.  This was always a surprise to the members. The officers would select some remote site for the luncheon, put everyone on a bus, and off they would go. Obviously, there was a full bar in the bus. On one occasion, they were well underway to their mystery destination when they came across a young lady who was hitchhiking. Since they were a drink or two into the day, there was a unanimous shout to give her a ride. She got on the bus, thanking them profusely for the favor, and then, seeing the bar, she said the least she could do in response to their kindness was to be the cocktail waitress for the remainder of the trip. With that, she took off her blouse, and they had a topless waitress.  Of course, she was a plant, but it gives an idea of the kind of high jinks they would get into. It was also pretty characteristic of that moment in time when topless was in.  Topless waitress, topless shoe shine – whatever the occupation, if a top could be removed it was. Local designer Rudi Gernreich went so far as to create the topless bathing suit. (They’re called trunks, Rudi, and men had been wearing them for years.)    Eventually the craze died. I guess the titillation didn’t compensate for the errant bosom slopping in your drink.

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Nancy Gardner, former Mayor of Newport Beach, long-time resident and daughter of Judge Robert Gardner, is a regular contributor to StuNewsNewport.


Stump the Stu

Chuggin’ toward the barn...

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Stu thinks Stump is just getting too difficult for our readers! No one guessed that

this colorful mural leads to Irvine Ranch Market on Irvine Avenue in the Back Bay Center, known for its helpful butcher department, stop-in deli for a quick lunch or dinner and a produce department that is overflowing with the freshest fruits and veggies. Not to mention the vast selection of cheeses.

Join in as we try and stump you each week with a picture of something unique in our community. The clue appears on Tuesdays and the answer on Fridays, along with the correct guesses. So, join us for this local adventure.

If you have a unique spot or icon around town that you think Stu News Newport readers would enjoy finding out about, please shoot it, share it and give us the location, so we can challenge them! Happy Hunting

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Ho! Ho! Ho! Tree lighting ceremony and arrival of Santa at Fashion Island

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The Young Americans will perform on Friday and Saturday nights at the annual Fashion Island tree lighting ceremony

Ring in the holidays with the family at Fashion Island this weekend, Friday, Nov. 16 and Saturday, Nov. 17 at 6 p.m., with the annual tree lighting ceremony, taking place in the Neiman Marcus/Bloomingdale’s Courtyard.

Hosted by Stephen “tWitch” Boss and Allison Holker, enjoy a 25-minute live musical show by The Young Americans, a visit from Santa, a magical snowfall, and of course, the highly anticipated lighting of the tree.

Seating can be reserved starting at 7 a.m. each event day. Blankets and/or small lawn chairs (no more than six inches from the seat to the ground) are permitted. First come, first served seating is available as of 7 a.m. Following the tree lighting, the little ones can visit with Santa and tell him their holiday wishes, and take a photo to capture the moment. Santa will be in his custom-designed house on the Atrium lawn.

For visiting hours with Santa from November 16 - December 24, go to www.shopfashionisland.com.

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Get in the holiday spirit at Newport Dunes

Get in the holiday spirit

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Kick off the holiday season at Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Friday, Nov. 23 with the grand opening of the Christmas Tree Lot beginning at 10 a.m., and stay for the 28th annual Lighting of The Bay kick-off celebration beginning at 3 p.m.

As one of Southern California’s premier locations to pick top-of-the-line pines, Newport Dunes receives their trees from Salem, Oregon in weekly deliveries through December 23. The best looking, healthiest trees are handpicked and delivered within 16 hours of being cut, given a second cut upon arrival and immediately placed in stands with fresh water. Sip complimentary coffee and hot chocolate while browsing hundreds of beautiful trees, as well as fresh wreaths, garlands and poinsettias. Christmas accessories will also be for sale, such as ornaments, hats, mistletoe, cards, lights and more. Newport Dunes Tree Lot offers delivery as well as free parking for Christmas tree shoppers. Santa will be visiting the tree lot on November 24 and 25 from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. The tree lot is open daily 10 a.m. - 9 p.m.

Additionally, join Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort on Friday, Nov. 23 from 3 - 8 p.m. for the 28th annual Lighting of the Bay kick-off celebration featuring a full schedule of seasonal festivities to welcome the holiday season. Families will enjoy live chorale performances, cookie decorating, holiday crafts and train rides. Santa will take center stage at dusk as he arrives by stand up paddleboard and flips the magic switch to illuminate the bay with more than 50 electric Christmas trees and holiday decorations.

An outdoor screening of a holiday movie will wrap up the evening with hot cocoa and cider. Additional food and bar concessions will be available for purchase.

Attendance at the tree lot and Lighting of the Bay are free.

To contact the tree lot directly, call 949.279.4507. For more information about the tree lot and Lighting of the Bay, visit www.NewportDunes.com.

Newport Dunes Waterfront Resort is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

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Crystal Cove Conservancy celebrates 22nd Annual

Beach Tree Lighting with a visit from Santa

The community is invited to join Crystal Cove Conservancy for its 22nd annual holiday winter family festival and tree lighting on Saturday, Dec. 1. The celebration will feature Orange County’s only “on the beach” holiday tree and runs from 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. The Tree lighting will be at approximately 5:15 p.m., after sunset.

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Crystal Cove adorned beautifully with holiday décor 

Crystal Cove Conservancy, the nonprofit partner of Crystal Cove State Park, will host their 22nd annual complimentary all-day family event in the Crystal Cove Historic District. The Historic District will be decorated with traditional mid-century décor to bring the holiday magic to Crystal Cove.      

Festivities begin at 10 a.m. with a seasonal bazaar featuring handcrafted treasures by local residents and artists as well as old-fashioned holiday decorations. The excitement builds when Santa arrives from the North Pole and makes his grand entrance on the shores of Crystal Cove at 4 p.m. Family photos can be taken with Santa and/or on the sand in front of the tree.

At dusk, the tree, adorned with mid-century ornaments, will be lit with twinkling lights. Décor will reflect the vintage character of the Historic District’s time period between 1935 and 1955, transforming the seaside cottages into a seasonal display of magical lights, vintage decorations and giant candy canes. 

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Orange County’s only “on the beach” holiday tree will be lit at dusk

“The holiday magic is alive at this memorable event. Join us for a family photo, cookies and hot chocolate, the sunset or get a start on your holiday shopping list with locally made gifts. Crystal Cove’s glistening colored lights and mid-century decorations welcome all to enjoy a little peace during the busy holiday season,” says Crystal Cove Conservancy President & CEO Alix Dunn. “From all of us at Crystal Cove Conservancy, we want to give thanks to our many members, supporters and the local community for making our mission possible here at Crystal Cove State Park.”

Strolling carolers, Mesa A Cappella from Costa Mesa High School under the direction of Jon Lindfors, will join the event at 3 p.m., and complimentary hot chocolate, apple cider and The Beachcomber Café will provide home baked goodies. Guests are encouraged to wear their holiday sweaters and festive wear. 

Guests can park at the Los Trancos parking lot on the inland side of Pacific Coast Highway or at the Pelican Point lots north of the Historic District lot for $5 per hour or for a maximum of $15 for the entire day. The Beachcomber shuttle bus will be available from the Los Trancos parking lot for $1.50 each way. Additional shuttle service will also be available from the Pelican Point parking lots (P-1, P-2, P-3, P-4). Carpooling or car services like Uber or Lyft are recommended as the Los Trancos parking lot usually fills to capacity.

Crystal Cove is located at 8471 North Coast Highway.

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Sign of the times

It’s another edition of Sign of the times, so put your thinking caps on. Stu wants you to think of a new business that’s recently joined the Newport Beach community. So, we’re giving you a clue: A dining establishment where you can eat on premises before or after you work up an appetite.

Good luck! Stu loves publishing the winning answers on Tuesday.

Send your guesses to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

If you’re a business and you want to play, you can send us a high-quality photo of your sign and we’ll take it from there and challenge our readers.

Let’s have some fun!

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CdM Chamber to hold networking event at The Bungalow

CdM Chamber to hold networking

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The Corona del Mar Chamber of Commerce is holding a winter networking event at the downstairs fireside patio of The Bungalow restaurant on Tuesday, Nov. 27 from 5:30 - 7:30 p.m.

Join community friends and neighbors for some holiday cheer and music from a vocalist while indulging in gourmet appetizers amid a festive atmosphere. The evening includes one glass of complimentary wine (then $5 thereafter).

The event is free for CdM Chamber; the cost for non-members and community friends is $20. Valet or street parking is available. Enjoy a faster check-in with an advance reservation. Register at www.CdmChamber.com.

For more information, call 949.673.4050, or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Bungalow restaurant is located at 2441 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.


Pacific Symphony presents “Nutcracker for Kids”

Come join Pacific Symphony for a special treat this Christmas season – the “Nutcracker for Kids.” Conducted by Music Director of Pacific Symphony Youth Orchestra Roger Kaila, this concert will include an assortment of sweet selections from Tchaikovsky’s “The Nutcracker”; ballerinas from Orange County’s acclaimed ballet company, Festival Ballet Theatre; actor James McHale; a grand finale sing-a-long; and a visit from the jolly man himself – Santa Claus. Performances for “The Nutcracker for Kids” will be on Saturday, Dec. 8 at 10 a.m. or 11:30 a.m. at Pacific Symphony’s winter home – Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall in Costa Mesa. 

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This concert is a part of the 2018-19 “Family Musical Mornings” series that consists of five 45-minute concerts designed for children aged 5 - 11, presented by Farmers and Merchants Bank. At each concert there is a “musical carnival” that encourages children to “test drive” instruments, interact with members of the Pacific Symphony and Pacific Youth Orchestra Ensembles, and participate in themed crafts. Activities start at 9 a.m. for 10 a.m. concertgoers and 12:15 p.m. for 11:30 a.m. concertgoers. The remaining concerts in the series include “The Magic Flute – Opera for Kids” on January 12, 2019, “Lunar New Year for Kids” on February 9, 2019 and “Intergalactic Adventures” on April 13, 2019. Packages for the series range from $48 - $147 with a choice of a time and a second option for seating. Individual tickets for “Nutcracker for Kids” range from $45 - $76. For more information or to purchase tickets, call 714.755.5799, or visit www.PacificSymphony.org.

Actor James McHale has performed with Pacific Symphony on the previous family concert, “King Arthur and the Dragon’s Lair,” and wrote and directed for Pacific Symphony’s Class Act Youth Concert, “Beethoven: Trials to Triumph.” He graduated from Cal State University, Long Beach with a B.A. in Theater Arts Performance and studied at the Michael Chekhov Association and The Actor’s Center, based in New York City. As a resident artist at the Chance Theatre in Anaheim, McHale has appeared in “In a World” and “Middletown,” in which he won Outstanding Performance for a leading role for the 2017 Stage Scene LA Award. He is also known for playing the title role in “Hamlet,” “Rosencrantz and Guildenstern Are Dead,” “Dogfight,” “Samsara,” “Maple and Vine” and “The Laramie Project.” His recent credits include the musical “Once” at the Lamb’s Players Theatre and “Much Ado About Nothing” at The Old Globe in San Diego.

Festival Ballet Theatre is a professional ballet company led by Salwa Rizkalla. Founded in 1988, the company is comprised of professional and international dancers that presents both classical and contemporary works including “The Nutcracker,” “Coppelia,” “Don Quixote,” “Giselle,” “Sleeping Beauty,” “Swan Lake,” “Secret Garden,” “Alice In Wonderland,” “Midsummer’s Night Dream” and “The Firebird.” Throughout their seasons, the Festival Ballet Theatre puts on free dance performances among an array of venues such as libraries, school and museums in order to diversify and bring dance to everyone. In 2001, Festival Ballet Theatre won the Outstanding Arts Organization of the Year by Arts Orange County, and in 2014 presented Rizkalla with the Helena Modjeska Cultural Legacy Award.


Chabad Center for Jewish Life invites you to a Menorah workshop

Chabad Center for Jewish Life

The Chabad Center for Jewish life located in Newport Beach invites the community to a Menorah workshop at The Home Depot on Sunday, Nov. 25 from 11 a.m. - 1 p.m. at 2300 S. Harbor Blvd, Costa Mesa.

The event is free, but RSVP to https://bit.ly/2D483ae to reserve your Menorah kit.

Children must be accompanied by an adult.

For more information, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., call 949.721.9800, or visit www.JewishNewport.com.


World Affairs Council of Orange County to host dinner for retiring Congressman Ed Royce

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Congressman Ed Royce

The World Affairs Council of Orange County (WACOC) has organized a special dinner and conversation with retiring Congressman Ed Royce to take place on Monday, Dec. 3 from 5:30 - 8:30 p.m. at The Resort at Pelican Hill. Congressman Royce will take guests “Around the World in 60 Minutes.” This event will provide Congressman Royce with the opportunity to reflect on his years in office and give his take on the challenges and opportunities our country faces in the years ahead. Royce serves California’s 39th Congressional District, which encompasses parts of Orange, Los Angeles and San Bernardino counties. His public service includes 36 consecutive years in both the California State Senate and the US House of Representatives.

Since January 2013, Royce has served as chairman of the House Foreign Affairs Committee. He is one of our nation’s foremost representatives to foreign governments around the world, and is a strong advocate for American foreign policy. Immediately prior to becoming chairman of the committee, he served as chairman of the Subcommittee on Terrorism, Nonproliferation, and Trade and a member of the Subcommittee on Asia and the Pacific.

Royce has a strong history of public service. He authored the nation’s first anti-stalker law as a California State Senator and versions of his bill have been adopted in all 50 states. He was also the legislative author and campaign co-chairman of California’s Proposition 115, the Crime Victims/Speedy Trial Initiative, approved by the voters in 1990. He has been a strong proponent for victims’ rights. He wrote and passed the Interstate Stalking Punishment and Prevention Act in 1996. The law makes it a federal crime to pursue a victim across state lines and enables law enforcement to intervene before violence occurs. Royce was active in passing AMBER Alert legislation in 2003, and legislation in 2004 to enhance rights for victims of crime.

The cost is $130 for WACOC Members, $150 for non-members. A Table of 10 is $1,500.

For more information and to register for the event, visit www.worldaffairscouncil.org, or call 949.253.5751.

The Resort at Pelican Hill is located at 22701 S. Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.


RockStars of Art Gallery to hold meet the artists events

RockStars of Art Gallery Jim Warren

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Artist Jim Warren painting “The Doors”

RockStars of Art Gallery in Corona de Mar has some exciting events planned for this weekend.

Legendary artist Jim Warren will be appearing live at RockStars of Art Gallery along with a collection of his fine art on Friday, Nov. 16 from 6 - 9 p.m. Come meet the artist and enjoy an evening of art, music and wine. He will also be appearing on Saturday, Nov. 17 from 12 - 4 p.m.

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“Hedy Lamarr” by artist Andrea Tarman

In addition, on Saturday night, Nov. 17, local artist Andrea Tarman will be presenting “Rock Stars of History,” from 7 - 10 p.m. She will be unveiling a new collection of paintings featuring people that have disrupted history and made a big difference...so come find out who they are.

RockStars of Art Gallery is located at 3555 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. For more information, call 949.877.2192 or visit www.rockstarsofart.com.


Seaside Gallery & Goods holds special trunk show

Seaside Gallery & Goods holds

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Elizabeth James in Jaipur, India

Elizabeth James of Pacific and Rose Textiles just returned from Jaipur, India and spent days scouring the local markets to bring home items to sell at a trunk show at Seaside Gallery & Goods.

The event takes place in the Pelican Courtyard tomorrow, Saturday, Nov. 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. James is also going to be doing a block printing workshop from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m.

To purchase tickets to her workshop, visit www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com/collections/seaside-events.

Seaside Gallery & Goods is located at 124 Tustin Ave. # 100, Newport Beach. For more information, go to www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.


JWA shares Thanksgiving holiday travel tips

By Tricia Landquist

As the year-end holiday travel season quickly approaches, the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) expects to screen more than 25 million guests at airport security checkpoints across the United States making it one of the busiest Thanksgiving travel periods on record. Passengers visiting John Wayne Airport (JWA) between Friday, Nov. 16 through Monday, Nov. 19, and the Sunday after Thanksgiving will experience higher than normal passenger traffic. 

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“During this busy holiday season, visitors to John Wayne Airport will experience the same friendly staff, superior guest amenities and a safe and secure environment they rely on,” said Orange County Board of Supervisors Chairman Andrew Do. “Wherever you are traveling to celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, we wish everyone a safe and enjoyable trip.”

Travel Tips:

–All passengers flying out of JWA are encouraged to arrive 90 minutes to two hours before scheduled departure times for domestic flights and three hours for international flights to find parking, check luggage and go through security screening checkpoints. Passengers who are members of TSA Pre® can expedite the screening process in Terminals A, B and C.

–Passengers are allowed one small carry-on bag plus one personal item as long as the carry-on bag fits airline dimensions. Check with individual airlines for specifics. To learn more about Transportation Security Administration’s (TSA) 3-1-1 liquids rule for carry-on bags and other travel trips, visit the www.tsa.gov.

–Traveling with food tip: If you can spill it, spread it, pump it or pour it, the TSA considers this item a liquid and it should be packed in your checked bag.

–“If You See Something, Say Something™.” To report suspicious objects or activity in the Riley Terminal, dial “0” from a White Courtesy Phone to reach an operator, dial 2-5000 to reach Airport Police Services, or you can notify an Airport employee or a uniformed officer. Guests may also dial 949.252.5200 from a mobile device.

Parking at John Wayne Airport

–Demand for parking is expected to be high. The Airport recommends passengers consider using all available parking options: Terminal-adjacent Parking Structures A1, A2, B2 and C, as well as curbside Valet Parking and the Main Street Parking Lot with free shuttle to the Riley Terminal.

–Curbside Valet Parking is available for $30 per day and is located on the Departure (upper) Level between Terminals A and B, or in front of Terminal C.

–Parking Structures A1, A2, B2 and C are located adjacent to and directly across from the Riley Terminal at a rate of $2 per hour and $20 per day, with the first 15 minutes being free for those dropping off and picking up passengers. The Main Street Parking Lot located at 15132 Main St. in Irvine is available for $14 per day with free shuttle service to/from the Riley Terminal every 15 minutes.

–Travelers should plan ahead and visit the Parking Availability section on www.ocfair.com prior to arriving at the Airport or call 949.252.5200 to inquire about real-time parking availability.

Passenger Pick-Up/Drop-Off

–Guests utilizing ride apps Uber, Lyft and Wingz for pick-up services should be aware of new pick-up locations in parking structures A2, B2 and C on the Departure (upper) Level. Ride app drivers will continue to drop off passengers on the Departure Level at curbside.

–Drivers picking up passengers are encouraged to utilize the Cell Phone Waiting Lot or the two-hour parking spaces located on the lower level of Parking Structures A1, B2 and C. Access to the Terminal parking structures is available from the Departure (upper) Level only.

–Color-coded and numbered columns along the white curb on the Arrival (lower) Level roadway make meeting arriving passengers easy. Column 14 is also a designated JWA Yellow Cab pick-up location for Terminal C.


Inside Edge Foundation for Education to feature Karen Heath Clark’s Mediterranean adventures at breakfast meeting

On Wednesday, Dec. 5, the Inside Edge Foundation for Education will hold its breakfast meeting at The Pacific Club from 7 - 8:45 a.m., and the community is invited to participate.

Inside Edge Foundation Karen Heath Clark

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Karen Heath Clark is the featured breakfast speaker

The featured speaker is author Karen Heath Clark, a local attorney who spent the best years after retirement sailing the Mediterranean in a small boat. After retiring from the international law firm of Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP of Newport Beach, where she worked as a partner for 25 years, Clark began the best period of her life. She will speak about her eight-year adventure traveling on a 39-foot trawler from Spain to Eastern Turkey and back, through France, Italy, Slovenia, Croatia, Greece, Turkey and North Cypress. Not an undertaking for the faint hearted, she and her husband faced potential disaster daily, yet survived to tell the story. Her book, Mediterranean Summers: How a Man, a Woman and a Dog Spent Eight Summers Sailing the Ancient Sea in a Small Boat is available at the Newport Beach Library.       

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The author/retired attorney will share her adventures aboard a trawler over an eight-year period throughout the Mediterranean

Members from all over Orange County attend this early morning breakfast meeting. Non-members and guests are also welcome. Enjoy breakfast, conversation, social and business networking, the speaker and music. The cost is $35 for first time guests, $45 for returning guests. Membership is $75 per month.

The Inside Edge Foundation for Education is a nonprofit membership organization for intellectually curious and spiritually oriented men and women enjoying the second half of life. It provides a forum for sharing the leading edge of life-enhancing information.

For more information, contact Odile Nicolette at 714.366.7465, or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., or visit www.insideedge.org

The Pacific Club is located at 4110 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.


Calling all Leadership Tomorrow alumni to upcoming mixer on December 4

Calling all Leadership Tomorrow

Calling all Leadership Alumni to a relaxing mixer where you can reconnect on Tuesday, Dec. 4 from 5:30 - 7 p.m. at the Balboa Yacht Club.

Enjoy complimentary appetizers, live music and a no host bar. Admission is $10.

Celebrating its 30th anniversary, Leadership Tomorrow has included powerful leaders and citizens throughout Orange County. Don’t miss this opportunity to meet and network with your fellow esteemed alumni.

To make your reservation, visit www.leadershiptomorrow.org/alumni-mixer/.

With picturesque harbor views, Balboa Yacht Club is located at 1801 Bayside Drive, Corona del Mar. Street parking is free.


Segerstrom Center’s “Dear Evan Hansen” will host digital lottery

Dear Evan Hansen producer Stacey Mindich has announced that the show will host a digital ticket lottery when it comes to Segerstrom Center for the Arts, January 1 - 13, 2019, offering fans the chance to purchase a limited number of $25 tickets per performance. The digital lottery will begin accepting entries 48 hours prior to the first performance and will be accepted until 9 a.m. the day before the performance. Fans who have been selected will be notified daily via email and can then purchase up to two tickets at $25 each. The ticket lottery will continue for every performance. All entrants are encouraged to follow Dear Evan Hansen on Instagram (@dearevanhansen), Twitter (@dearevanhansen) and Facebook (@DearEvanHansen) for additional lottery news and information.

Entrants must be 18 years or older. A valid, non-expired photo ID that matches the name used to enter is required for pickup. Seat locations awarded by the lottery are subject to availability. Additional lottery requirements can be found at www.luckyseat.com/dearevanhansen.

Segerstrom Center's Dear Evan Hansen

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Ben Levi Ross and Jessica Phillips star in the First American Tour of “Dear Evan Hansen”

Regularly priced tickets start at $35.75 and are available for purchase now at www.scfta.org, by calling 714.556. 2787 and at the Box Office at 600 Town Center Drive in Costa Mesa. The 2 p.m. performance on Saturday, Jan. 12 will include audio description, open captioning and sign-language interpretation. The Center offers many services for patrons with disabilities including removable wheelchair locations, binoculars and assistive listening devices. To learn more, visit www.scfta.org/accessibilityinformation. All performances will be held in Segerstrom Hall.

The winner of six 2017 Tony Awards, including Best Musical, Dear Evan Hansen features a book by Tony Award winner Steven Levenson, a score by Grammy, Tony and Academy Award winners Benj Pasek and Justin Paul (La La Land, The Greatest Showman), and direction by four-time Tony Award nominee Michael Greif (Rent, Next to Normal). 

Declared “one of the most remarkable shows in musical theater history” by The Washington Post’s Peter Marks, Dear Evan Hansen opened at the Music Box Theatre to rave reviews on December 4, 2016, where it’s broken all box office records and struck a chord with critics and audiences alike.

In addition to winning six Tony Awards, Dear Evan Hansen has won numerous other awards, including the 2017 Drama League Award for Outstanding Musical Production and for the off-Broadway production, two Obie Awards, a Drama Desk Award, and two Outer Critics Circle Awards and two Helen Hayes Awards. The show’s original cast won a Daytime Emmy Award for “Best Musical Performance on a Daytime Talk Show” for their April 2017 performance of “You Will Be Found” on NBC’s Today Show, only the second Broadway show in history to win that category. 

The Grammy Award-winning Original Broadway Cast Recording of Dear Evan Hansen, produced by Atlantic Records, was released in February 2017, making an extraordinary debut on the Billboard 200 and entering the chart at No. 8 – the highest charting debut position for an original cast album since 1961 – and went on to win the 2018 Grammy Award for Best Musical Theater Album. A Deluxe Album of the 

Grammy-winning cast recording, with six bonus tracks including “Waving Through a Window” performed by pop star Katy Perry, was released digitally by Atlantic Records on November 2, 2018. 

A special edition coffee table book authored by Levenson, Pasek and Paul, Dear Evan Hansen: through the window (Grand Central Publishing/Melcher) is now available, offering an in-depth, all-access look at the musical, including never-before-seen production photos and cast portraits, behind-the-scenes stories, and a fully annotated script by the authors. 


Purchase your Christmas tree, holiday decor and help support CdM Basketball

Purchase your Christmas tree

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Corona del Mar Boys Basketball is holding a Christmas tree fundraiser and is seeking your support. Reindeer Forest Tree Farms in Oregon is supplying the trees and holiday décor. Orders need to be placed by Wednesday, Nov. 21 and can be picked up on Sunday, Dec. 2 from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m.  in the CdM High School front parking lot.

Choose from Noble or Douglas Fir trees with sizes from five to nine feet tall (all have been hand-selected for their shape, color and health). They are fresh, as they will be delivered within 48 hours of being cut. In addition, there are wreaths, garlands and other holiday décor for purchase. Sales will also benefit Trees for Troops, as Reindeer Forest Tree Farms has provided more than 100,000 Christmas trees to military families since 2005.

Order your tree and décor and view the selections online at www.cdmbasketball.com/trees, then return your payment to any CdM Boys Basketball player via mail. All information is available on the website. If you have questions, email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

Editor’s Note: If you are a Newport Beach/Corona del Mar organization selling Christmas trees and holiday décor for a fundraising effort, please send your information to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. so we can share it with our readers.


The Great Plein Air Art experience comes to Crystal Cove

The Great Plein Air Art

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Celebrate more than 100 years of plein air art at Crystal Cove State Park and spend a relaxing day capturing the beauty of the Cove on canvas with the help of Crystal Cove plein air artists Alan Nowell and Laura Rosenkranz. The Cove will be sparkling with holiday decorations.

Let your inner artist out on Monday, Dec. 17 (Alan Nowell, Instructor) and Wednesday, Dec. 19 (Laura Rosenkranz, Instructor) from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Each five-hour class is limited to 12. The cost is $85 for the general public and $70 for Conservancy Members.

Classes take place at Cottage #13 (The Beaches Film and Media Center) in the Crystal Cove State Park Historic District. To register, visit www.crystalcove.organd click on EVENTS.


Farm to Fork: A Foodie’s Point of ViewFork

By LANA JOHNSON

Dining out for Thanksgiving? Here are some great feast suggestions

It is the time of year to give thanks and embrace the joys of the holiday season with friends and family. For most of us, Thanksgiving is a favorite, because we get to eat so many wonderful foods that just somehow taste better all on the same plate.

If you love to cook, the kitchen is your playground. If not, but still want that traditional feast and all the yummy sides and mouth-watering desserts, look no further, because many Newport Beach restaurants will prepare a memorable meal for you (and you don’t have to do the dishes!). Just relax and gather around the table to share what you are most thankful for. Read on for some dining out suggestions, and don’t forget to make reservations!

Farm to Fork Back Bay Bistro

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Back Bay Bistro welcomes you to a buffet on the bay

Back Bay Bistro – Thanksgiving Buffet on the Bay and Thanksgiving To Go

The festive gourmet buffet features a carved-to-order station with slow roasted turkey breast, New York strip, honey baked ham and confit turkey dark meat with walnut stuffing, cranberry relish and au jus, herb gravy and creamy horseradish; hot sides selections include grilled salmon and crab cakes, lamb navarin (stew) and rice pilaf, shallot boursin mashed potatoes, macaroni and cheese, candied yams, green beans and roasted corn on the cob, creamed spinach and sweet winter peas, cornbread and assorted rolls, and butternut squash and apple soup. There are also fresh salads. Desserts include pies, bread pudding and a chocolate fountain. You can also order from a to go menu showcasing chef custom-rubbed whole turkey; sides such as mashed potatoes and gravy, yams, cranberry relish, walnut stuffing, cream corn; and pumpkin or apple pie for dessert. The complete dinner to go serves 4 - 6 and costs $155.

The buffet is served Thursday, Nov. 22 with seatings at 9 - 11:30 a.m.; 11:30 a.m. - 2 p.m.; and 2 - 4 p.m. The cost is $52 for adults (add $5 for Bottomless Champagne & Mimosa), and $25 for children 10 years and under. (Tax & service charge is not reflected in per person pricing.) For Thanksgiving To Go, call 949.729.3800 by November 21 to place your order. Pick up is at the Back Bay Bistro Valet Station.

For reservations, call 949.729.1144 and visit www.newportdunes.com/bistro.

Back Bay Bistro is located at 1131 Back Bay Drive, Newport Beach.

Current Coastal Cuisine at the Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel – Thanksgiving Buffet with Three Seatings

This buffet serves up a bevy of delicious choices from the carving board with your choice of herb roasted turkey, maple glazed ham or slow-roasted rib eye; salad and cold food display; hot food display; pasta station; and breakfast station, along with a selection of artesian breads and decadent desserts. Seatings are available on Thursday, Nov. 22 at 11 a.m., 12 p.m., 1 p.m. and 2 p.m. The cost is $48 for adults, and $18 for children (3 - 11 years of age). Reservations are required and can be made by calling 949.955.5612. Thanksgiving Feast To Go is also being offered. For 4 - 6 people: 12 lb. turkey with all the trimmings a choice of one dessert - $155; For 8 - 12 people: 25 lb. turkey with all the trimmings a choice of two desserts - $255. Honey baked ham is offered at an additional cost. (Orders must be placed by Monday, Nov. 18 and can be picked up on Thanksgiving Day, Nov. 22 from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Service charge is additional.)

For more information, visit www.marriott.com.

Renaissance Newport Beach Hotel is located at 4500 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach. 

Farm to Fork Fashion Island Hotel

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Enjoy a bountiful brunch at Fashion Island Hotel

Fashion Island Hotel – Bountiful Brunch

Served in the Fashion Island Hotel Ballroom, the brunch offers an irresistible cornucopia of traditional holiday dishes prepared and served in elegant style to be enjoyed with favorite celebratory beverages. From the Farmer’s Market are little gem cobb salad, roasted root vegetable winter salad, brussels sprout slaw, California cheese and charcuterie, and fresh fruit and berries. From the Ranch, selections include free range turkey with all the fixings, whole roasted crispy pork belly, wood plank roasted salmon and more. There will be scrambled eggs, seafood stew, chicken pot pie, shrimp cocktail and crab legs. There’s an assortment of individual pies – pumpkin, cherry, apple cinnamon, Boston cream or pecan. Dessert shooters are a special final touch – orange cheesecake, chocolate crémeux and others. Also, mini pumpkin donuts will be made on the spot.

Everyone will enjoy live music and children’s craft activities for a day that’s made for the whole family. The cost is $80 per adult, and $20 per child ages five to 12, including tax and gratuities (free for children four and under) Brunch is served Thursday, Nov. 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 3:30 p.m. Call 949.760.4913 for reservations.

For more information, visit www.fashionislandhotel.com.

Fashion Island Hotel is located at 690 Newport Center Drive.

Five Crowns – Seasonal Menu Offerings at the Restaurant or in Your Own Home

The menu features classic oven roasted free range turkey with stuffing, mashed potatoes, gravy, buttered Blue Lake green beans, and house made cranberry compote. Prime rib of beef is served with au jus. Round out the meal with Yorkshire pudding, organic whipped cream horseradish and a choice of side. Indulge with the “Best of Both” for a portion of prime rib and side of turkey with all the seasonal accompaniments.

Dinner is served Thursday, Nov. 22 from 11 a.m. - 8 p.m. For reservations, call 949.760.0331. For those opting to spend the holidays at home, Five Crowns offers a traditional Thanksgiving to-go menu. To make reservations or to purchase a to-go dinner, call 949.760.0331.

For more information, visit www.lawrysonline.come/five-crowns.

Five Crowns is located at 3801 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar – A Prix Fixe Menu

Inspired by traditional favorites, the three-course dinner starts with an artisan bread basket and pumpkin butter for the table. For the first course, choose either a Fleming’s chopped salad or lobster bisque. A hearty main course follows with mixed herb-roasted turkey breast with savory turkey gravy and fresh cranberry, orange and cinnamon sauce (dark meat available upon request) or sliced beef tenderloin with Cabernet demi-glace (+$15) served with housemade sage and brioche bread stuffing, and green beans and onions. Sides to share include butter-mashed sweet potatoes and Yukon gold mashed potatoes. Dessert choices include pumpkin cheesecake or apple crisp. A special refreshing cocktail is the Fireside Rye for $15.

A kid-friendly meal features fresh fruit, Fleming’s chopped salad and the same entrée choices and sides as the adult menu. Dessert is either pumpkin cheesecake or an ice cream sundae. On Thursday, Nov. 22, Thanksgiving menus are offered beginning at 11 a.m. The cost is $49 for adults, and $19 for children 12 years and under. For reservations, visit www.flemingssteakhouse.com or call 949.720.9633.

Fleming’s Prime Steakhouse & Wine Bar, 455 Newport Center Drive. 

Hornblower – Champagne Buffet Brunch on the Harbor

Celebrate your day of thanks during a two-hour brunch cruise on Thursday, Nov. 22, which includes unlimited Champagne and mimosas, a carving station with tri-tips in a house marinade and California turkey, a bakery station, farm fresh salads, seafood station, hot breakfast entrees and sweet treats and live music aboard a festively decorated yacht.

Brunch Cruise: Boards, 11:30 a.m.; Cruise, 12 - 2 p.m. The cost is $75 per person.  (Tax, service and landing fee may apply.) To book by phone, call 949.631.2469.

For more information, visit www.hornblower.com.

Cruise departs from Hornblower South, 2431 W. Coast Highway. 

Farm to Fork Oak Grill

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Pumpkin pie...the perfect ending to a memorable meal at Oak Grill

Oak Grill at the Fashion Island Hotel – A Thanksgiving Feast

New Executive Chef Brittany Valles will be celebrating her first Thanksgiving repast at Oak Grill this year. She and her team will be preparing a mouthwatering four-course dinner including a First Course choice of Blue Cheese and Pecan Stuffed Figs with Prosciutto or Wild Rice and Root Vegetable Arancini. Course Two selections are Roasted Butternut Squash Soup or Baby Kale Salad. For the Main Course, guests choose among Roasted Turkey, Beef Filet, Maine Lobster or Carolina Gold Rice and Wild Mushroom Risotto, all with accompaniments. Desserts created by Pastry Chef Andy de la Cruz are either Pumpkin Pie with burnt cinnamon ice cream, Apple Pie with fresh bay leaf ice cream or Cranberry Sorbet with maple whip. The cost is $90 per adult, and $35 per child ages five to 12, excluding tax and gratuities (free for children four and under). Dinner is served Thursday, Nov. 22 from 4 - 9 p.m. Reservations can be made online at www.opentable.com/oak-grill or by calling 949.760.4920.

Fore more information, visit www.oakgrillnb.com.

Oak Grill is located at 690 Newport Center Drive. 

The Bungalow – A Three-Course Meal

In a warm, cozy seating, this Corona del Mar landmark invites you to a memorable dining experience. The first course selections include corn chowder, Caesar salad, lobster bisque soup, butternut squash raviolis or Bungalow salad.

Entrees are offered at three different tiers:

Tier 1 – Pan roasted turkey breast, blackened wild king salmon; grilled vegetable “tart”. Cost: $49 per guest.

Tier 2 – Prime rib of beef; prime rib of beef & pan roasted turkey breast combination; prime filet mignon; miso marinated Chilean sea bass. Cost: $59 per guest.

Tier 3 – Prime bone-in rib eye and Northern Australian lobster tail. Cost: $69 per guest.

Dessert selections include berries and ice cream, vanilla crème brulee, pumpkin pie or chocolate soufflé cake.

A Thanksgiving kids’ menu is available for youngsters age 11 and under. Served Thursday, Nov. 22 from 1 - 9 p.m. For reservations, call 949.673.6585.

For more information, visit www.thebungalowrestaurant.com.

The Bungalow, 2441 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Farm to Fork The Mayors Table

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A special family-style Thanksgiving at The Mayor’s Table

The Mayor’s Table at Lido House – A Special Family-style Dinner

Lido House’s Executive Chef Partner Riley Huddleston created a special family-style dinner for guests this Thanksgiving. To start, enjoy crab and caviar deviled eggs, a roasted beet salad topped with hazelnuts and pears, and Thanksgiving Waldorf –pomegranate, celery root, kale, walnuts and apples. For the main dishes, indulge in herb roasted turkey or fall spiced braised short ribs with an array of tasty sides including traditional stuffing, apple wood smoked potatoes and gravy, roasted fall squash, brussels sprouts, sweet potatoes with marshmallows, and cranberry and quince jam. As a final course, savor the sweets including pumpkin pie with vanilla cream and bourbon pecan pie.

Want leftovers? Guests will leave with a turkey sandwich, cranberry quince jam and gravy to take home and enjoy the next day. For those who book a cottage this Thanksgiving, contact your social curator for special Thanksgiving in-room dining. Reservations are highly recommended and can be made on OpenTable, or by visiting www.lidohousehotel.com. Dinner is served on Thursday, Nov. 22 from 3 - 10 p.m. CThe cost is $75 for adults and $50 for children. Pricing incudes leftovers offering.

Lido House is located at 3300 Newport Blvd., Newport Beach.

Farm to Fork The Resort at Pelican Hill

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A brunch buffet in the Pelican Hill Resort ballroom centers around classic dishes

The Resort at Pelican Hill – A Decadent Ballroom Brunch

With breathtaking Pacific Ocean views, enjoy brunch in this luxurious resort’s ballroom. Executive Chef Jean-Pierre Dubray will create a brunch buffet with classic dishes, accompanied by live entertainment and children’s activities. Reservations are recommended. The cost is $128 per adult and $65 per child under age 12, prices exclude tax and service charge. Serving Thursday, Nov. 22 from 10:30 a.m. - 4 p.m. For reservations, call 877.563.5102.

In addition, Pelican Hill is offering three additional Thanksgiving dining experiences:

–Andrea Ristorante: Enjoy a rustic Tuscan holiday menu in the dining room or on the ocean-view terrace. Served Thursday, Nov. 22 from 4 - 10 p.m. for $145 per adult, $205 per adult with wine pairing.*

–Pelican Grill: Chef Marc presents a delectable four-course California grill menu from 11 a.m. - 10 p.m., plus the Pelican Grill Bar features live entertainment, on Thursday, Nov. 22 for $120* per adult, $180* per adult with wine pairing and $60* per child.

–Coliseum Pool & Grill: A classic California breakfast buffet is available from 7 a.m. - 12 p.m. From 12 p.m. - 10 p.m on Thursday, Nov. 22, a Thanksgiving à la carte dinner menu features turkey specials, with breakfast buffet for $60* per adult and $30* per child. 

*Pricing excludes tax and service charge.

For more information, visit www.pelicanhill.com.

The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 Pelican Hill Road South, Newport Coast. 

Farm to Fork The Winery

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A three-course Thanksgiving dinner awaits at The Winery

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar – A Traditional Turkey Dinner with Harbor Views

Enjoy a traditional turkey dinner or one of Chef Yvon’s creations on Thursday, Nov. 22. A special three-course dinner starts with your choice of roasted butternut squash bisque, The Winery house salad, pumpkinand ricotta ravioli, Scottish smoked salmon or organic heirloom tomatoes and fresh burrata. Main choices range from traditional maple glazed free range turkey to king salmon, Maine scallops and jumbo wild white shrimp, grilled beef flatiron steak or maple glazed Kurobuta pork chop. End your memorable meal with a choice of streusel pumpkin pie or vanilla bean crème brulée with a fleur del sel cookie. The cost is $64.95 per person (excludes tax and gratuity) and served from 12:30 - 8 p.m. For reservations, call 949.999.6622.

For more information, visit www.thewinerynewport.com.

The Winery Restaurant & Wine Bar, 3131 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach. 

Waterline at Balboa Bay Resort – Relaxed Ambience on the Waterfront

Experience a very special three-course dining experience masterminded by Executive Chef Rachel Haggstrom...amid relaxing harbor vistas. Start with a multigrain baguette with maple and pecan butter served to your table. First choice options are carrot soup with fried chickpeas or razor clam salad. Entrees to pick from include citrus marinated turkey breast and leg, beef wellington or Alaskan halibut. Finish with pumpkin pie or chocolate torte. Served Thursday, Nov. 22 from 1:30 - 5:30 p.m. Call 949.630.4145 for reservations and pricing.

For more information, visit www.balboabayresort.com.

Balboa Bay Resort is located at 1221 W. Coast Highway, Newport Beach.

WISHING YOU AND YOURS A VERY HAPPY THANKSGIVING! 

Ciao Vincenza!


For A Good Cause

From Golf to Galas: Supporting Our Community

Newport Harbor

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Orangewood Foundation | November 17 | Share Our Wine Orange County at 6 p.m. This is an evening of celebration, as guests raise a glass to benefit Orangewood.

Contact: Carlos Leija at 714.619.0201. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at The Pacific Club, 410 MacArthur Blvd., Newport Beach.

Segerstrom Center for the Arts | November 30 | Segerstrom Center’s 45th annual Candlelight Concert is the premier Orange County holiday event. This evening of elegance and star-power entertainment raises funds to support the Center’s community engagement and education programs that serve more than 360,000 students and families each year. Guests enjoy the rare experience of stepping into the spotlight for dining and dancing on the Segerstrom Hall stage itself, followed by a late night after party on the Julianne and George Argyros Plaza.

Contact: www.scfta.org

Takes place at The Resort at Pelican Hill, 22701 South Pelican Hill Road, Newport Coast.

Orangewood Foundation | December 4 | Third Annual Samueli Academy Choir Concert.

Contact: Jeff Gilstrap at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.orangewoodfoundation.org

Takes place at Samueli Theater in Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Hoag Hospital Foundation | December 8 at 5 p.m. | Every holiday season, Hoag Hospital Foundation welcomes more than 600 Hoag supporters, volunteers and friends to celebrate the Christmas Carol Ball, now in its 52nd year. With a rich history of support, the Christmas Carol Ball is a true testament of our community’s dedication to Hoag and its mission. Enjoy an evening of fun, fellowship and fabulous food, along with dancing and special holiday touches in a gorgeous setting. Attire: Formal black tie. Hosted valet parking.

Contact: www.hoagpromise.org

Takes place at Monarch Beach Resort, 1 Monarch Beach Resort N, Dana Point.

Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center | December 12 at 5:30 p.m. | The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor will present its 27th Annual Movie Event, featuring a screening of the movie All Square at the Regency Lido Theatre. This exciting movie is being made available by the Newport Beach Film Festival, and for the first time in the 27 years the Exchange Club has been hosting this event, there will be a question and answer session with the producer of the film immediately following the showing. A pre-movie gala includes a variety of the area’s popular restaurants presenting samples of their favorite dishes. Beer and wine will be available. Opportunity drawing tickets will be sold for a chance to win a variety of gift baskets. All profits from ticket sales and donations will go to benefit the Orange County Child Abuse Prevention Center and related youth charities. The event begins at 5:30 p.m. with food and beverages served in the courtyard of Lido Village. The movie begins at 7 p.m. Tickets for the event, including both the food festival and movie showing, are $70; VIP tickets are available for $90. 

Contact: To purchase tickets, visit www.nhexchange.net. For more information, call The Exchange Club of Newport Harbor at 949.543.7628.

Takes place at Regency Lido Theatre, 3459 Via Lido, Newport Beach.

Share Our Selves | December 17 - 20 from 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. | This holiday season marks the 49th of the annual Adopt A Family Program. In what has become a cherished tradition, SOS connects struggling Orange County families with generous community members who provide gifts and food for the holidays. This year, SOS will connect donors with more than 1,400 families with children recommended by Costa Mesa and Santa Ana organizations and schools. Help make a difference in the lives of children and families in need. Give hope to thousands in Orange County this season.

Dec. 17 - 19 are drop-off dates for donated items; December 20 is the pick-up date for recipient families. Free admission and parking for all donors, volunteers and staff 

Contact: To get more information and to see how you can participate, call 949.270.2187; email: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. www.shareourselves.org/aaf

Takes place at OC Fair & Event Center in the Costa Mesa & Huntington Beach buildings, the Courtyard and Santa Ana Pavilion, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

 

Editor’s Note: If you have a philanthropic event with a connection to Newport Beach you would like to see publicized, please email the information with an image and contact person with email address to Lana Johnson: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.. If you would like to reach out to Newport Beach non-profit organizations, visit https://greatnonprofits.org/city/newport-beach/CA.


Newport’s Best Bets in Arts & Entertainment

From Live Theater to Community Happenings, enjoy these!

Classic Cars

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Balboa Car Show | Every Sunday from 7 - 9 a.m. 

Fun Zone Parking lot, 600 E. Bay Ave., Balboa Peninsula

Nate the Great, Continuing through November 18. Performance times and ticket prices vary. Nate the Great, the world’s greatest kid detective, loves solving mysteries – almost as much as eating pancakes. When Annie’s special painting of her dog, Fang, goes missing, Nate’s on a new case! Did Fang bury it? Is Rosamond, who prefers cats over dogs, up to foul play? Come along as Nate searches for clues and gathers the facts in this clever musical that teaches us to see the world in new ways. Based on the book by Marjorie Sharmat and directed by Kari Hayter, this is recommended for ages K - 6, and is part of the Theatre for Young Audiences. Takes place on the Julianne Argyros Stage. 

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Newports Best Bets Nate The Great 11.9

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Waitress, Continuing through November 25 with varying performance times. This performance takes place in Segerstrom Hall with tickets starting at $29. Inspired by Adrienne Shelly’s beloved film, Waitress tells the story of Jenna, a waitress and expert pie maker, who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest in a nearby county and the town’s new doctor may offer her a chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. But Jenna must summon the strength and courage to rebuild her own life. Don’t miss this uplifting musical celebrating friendship, motherhood and the magic of a well-made pie.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Center for the Arts, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa. 

Newports Best Bets WAITRESS three ladies

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The Amorous Ambassador, Continuing through December 9. Performances take place Thursdays through Sundays; times vary. Tickets: $20. Synopsis: “The new American Ambassador to Britain, tells his family he’s off to Scotland to play golf, his wife and daughter announce weekend plans of their own. Perkins, the butler, watches stoically as each leaves and as each secretly returns to a seemingly empty house. Enter Harry’s secretary plus the Captain of Marine Corps Embassy Security in the wake of a bomb threat, and the embassy is sealed. Even the imperturbable Perkins is drawn into the shenanigans. This play by Michael Parker will keep you laughing.

Contact: For tickets and box office hours, call 949.631.0288. www.ntaconline.com

Takes place at Newport Theatre Arts Center, 2501 Cliff Drive, Newport Beach.

Watercolor Class: Fall Flowers with Erna, November 16 from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. Join local artist Erna Van Dyk as she teaches you how to paint fall colors with watercolors. In this class you will explore, create and embrace the art that springs from your heart. Cost: Friends: $35; Non-Members, $45. Maximum 12 people.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Mums

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Elizabeth James Trunk Show and Block Printing Workshop, November 17 from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. Elizabeth James of Pacific and Rose Textiles just returned from Jaipur, India and spent days scouring the local markets to bring home items to sell at this trunk show. The event takes place in the Pelican Courtyard from 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. James is also going to be doing a block printing workshop from 10 a.m. - 12 p.m. At the block printing workshop, you’ll be printing your own holiday apron. Dipping vintage woodblocks into holiday-themed colors, you’ll create a unique sartorial conversation starter that you can wear while preparing your holiday feasts. As an added bonus, you’ll also be printing a linen wine bag, perfect for transporting that special hostess gift. The same day as the workshop, there is a Trunk Show in the Pelican Courtyard of unique artisan treasure finds, such as clothing, shawls, jewelry, and arts & crafts sourced from the instructor Elizabeth James’ latest trip to India. Cost: $75. Maximum 16 students. There is a 48-hour cancellation policy. Reserve your seat online at the website.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com.

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Block printing material

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Harvest Still Life, November 20 from 7 - 9 p.m. For those who love autumn, and not wanting to rush it – come slow down this evening for a last bit of fall painting before the holidays. You will have some still life inspiration, and a variety of medium you can choose from. Artist Renée Ortiz will be there to guide you through the process of creating your own unique work of art. All supplies are included. Cost: $65. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Newports Best Bets Still Life pear and pumpkin

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Thankful Turkey – Floral Class, November 21 at 9 a.m. Join instructor Janelle Wiley as she assists you in creating this always popular floral turkey...festive from tail to beak. A colorful addition to any holiday table. Cost: Friends: $45; Non-Members, $55. Pre-registration is required.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Kids Peaceful Painting Workshop, November 24 from 12 - 3 p.m. Join local artist  Stacy Fetterman as she weaves together mindfulness and art from the heart through breath work, visualization and play on and off the canvas. Each child will compete his/her own canvas. Class sizes are limited. Cost: Friends: $40; Non-Members, $50. Pre-registration is required.

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Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens, November 24 through December 24, starring Hal Landon Jr., as everyone’s favorite curmudgeon, and directed by John-David Keller after 39 impressive years. Nineteenth-century London comes to life when your family joins the SCR family for the holidays. Recapture the spirit of an old-fashioned Christmas with this timeless Dickens classic and all your favorite characters – Tiny Tim and the Cratchit family, the Fezziwigs, and the Ghosts of Christmas past, present and yet-to-come. For ages 6 and up, no children under the age of 6 will be admitted. The performance occurs on Segerstrom Stage.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Ghost and Scrooge

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Out of Darkness, Light! on December 1 at 3 and 7 p.m. Tickets start at $25. An annual Christmas Concert tradition with the voices and instruments of Concordia University Irvine. Concordia’s critically acclaimed choirs, handbells and orchestra share glad tidings of great joy – Christ was born to save!

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Modern Calligraphy Workshop, December 6 from 10:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. Led by instructor Kristen Khan - Inchanted Paper & Designs, this modern calligraphy class is for those who have no prior experience, or for those who are looking to further refine their skills. You will go over the basic strokes for beautiful lettering, how to put them together to create your lowercase alphabet, how to use a pointed nib and troubleshooting. At the end of the class, you will enjoy the opportunity to create something new with what you’ve learned, so you can share it with friends and family while further enhancing your skills. What is included for new students: One tote bag; one pencil kit; one practice pad; one pen holder; one nib; one pot of black ink; lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. What’s included for returning students: one nib; one practice pad; refill of black ink (please bring your jar); lower case, upper case and numbers/symbols exemplars, and any needed materials. Light refreshments. Cost: $80. Minimum three/maximum 15. Advanced reservations are required. Cancellation is 48 hours prior.

Contact: www.seasidegalleryandgoods.com

Takes place at Seaside Gallery & Goods, 124 Tustin Ave., Ste. 100, Newport Beach.

Newports Best Bets sea glass name tags

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Sing! An Irish Christmas on December 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Ireland’s Keith and Kristyn Getty, writers of modern hymns and carols, will return to celebrate with their seventh annual tour production including special guests Joni Eareckson Tada, Matt Redman and the Master Chorale.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Tchaikovsky Fantasy on December 6 - 8 at 8 p.m. Presented by Pacific Symphony. Tickets start at $25. Carl St.Clair conducting. A reimagining of the traditional Tchaikovsky classic, Duke Ellington’s interpretation of The Nutcracker will jazz up your spirits with reinvented favorites like “Sugar Rum Cherry” and “Dance of the Floreadors.” Preview Talk with Alan Chapman at 7 p.m.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Nights of a Thousand Lights - Holiday Event, December 7 (for members only) and December 8 (open to the public) from 6 - 9 p.m. The 5th Annual Nights of 1000 Lights celebration looks to be the best yet with all new light displays featuring more lights than ever. Visitors will enjoy a flurry of fun in the Central Garden, boogie through the disco inFERNo, and take a trip through the glistening light tunnel. Soak up the technicolor displays as you walk throughout the Gardens. In the Tea Garden you can join the hula dancers in singing Mele Kalikimaka. Don’t forget to visit the gnome village on your way to Santa’s Workshop. All guests will enjoy complimentary coffee, hot chocolate, cookies and a make your own ‘smores station. There will also be a photo-op with Santa, holiday photo booth, and fun arts & crafts activities. Additionally, there will be a no-host wine and beer bar, tamale vendor and holiday shopping available in the Garden Shop. Café Jardin will be open offering a special prix fixe holiday dinner - $50 per person. Cost: Friends: $10; Non-Members, $20. Children under 3 are free. Pre-registration is required. Visit the website for tickets and more information. This event is a sell-out!

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

Nutcracker for Kids on December 8 at 10 a.m. and 11:30 a.m. Tickets start at $45. Presented by Pacific Symphony with Roger Kalia, conducting. Visions of sugarplums and beautiful ballerinas will dance in your head after seeing Tchaikovsky’s delightful Christmas ballet, performed in a condensed version created just for kids. This annual favorite finishes with a grand finale sing-along and a jolly visit from Santa himself! Designed for youngsters ages 5 - 11. Join in the fun at the interactive Musical Carnival in the concert hall lobby at 9 a.m. (for 10 a.m. concertgoers) and 12:15 p.m. (for 11:30 concertgoers), where kids can test drive a musical instrument, meet the performers, and enjoy musical arts and crafts activities themed to the morning’s concert.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Handel’s Messiah on December 9 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $25. Presented by Pacific Symphony and Pacific Chorale – Robert Istad, artistic conductor. A beloved holiday tradition, Handel’s celebrated oratorio – with its blazing trumpets, thundering timpani and “Hallelujah!” chorus – provides a moment during the busy season to experience reflection, renewal and joy.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Johnny Mathis Christmas Concert on December 9, 2018 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $79. Celebrating his 62nd year as a recording artist, legendary singer Johnny Mathis is a sublime vocalist whose approach to pop music eclipses fads and trends. From his first Christmas album in 1958 to the present, Mathis has solidified himself as the undisputed “Voice of Christmas.” He returns to the Center to perform his greatest holiday hits and personal favorites accompanied by renowned comedian and musician Gary Mule Deer who opens the show.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Johnny Mathis

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22nd Annual Vanguard Christmas Fantasia on December 10. Tickets start at $25. Enjoy beloved carols and musical masterpieces performed by Vanguard University’s nationally-known, vocal and instrumental ensembles in the elegance and acoustical perfection of Segerstrom Center for the Arts. Proceeds support Vanguard University music students, scholarships and other educational resources.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Christmas with Jackie Evancho on December 14 and 15 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $45. Presented by Pacific Symphony, come celebrate the most wonderful time of the year as teenage superstar Jackie Evancho performs some of the most memorable classics of the season, including hits from her holiday album “Someday at Christmas,” and more.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Christmas Light Walk, December 14 through December 22 from 5 - 8 p.m. Stroll through the Gardens and enjoy unique holiday light displays and festive decorations. There will be a no-host wine and beer bar, hot chocolate bar and a make your own ‘smores packet available for purchase. Enjoy recorded Christmas music. Cost: Friends: free; Non-Members, $10. Children under 3 are free. Tickets available at the door; no reservations are required. 

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar. 

American Ballet Theatre: The Nutcracker on December 14 - 23. Performance times: Wednesday - Friday at 7 p.m., Saturday at 2 and 7 p.m.; and Sunday at 12:30 and 5:30 p.m. Tickets start at $29. As the lights dim and Tchaikovsky’s score fills the air, young Clara enters a dreamlike journey amid magical toy soldiers, mischievous mice, sparkling snowflakes and a glittering Christmas tree...all with an impressive cast of more than 100 performers. Children in the ballet are Orange County’s most accomplished young dancers, most from Segerstrom Center’s American Ballet Theatre William J. Gillespie School.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

The Nutcracker

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Holidays Around The World on December 14 - 23 at. This free event captures the sights and sounds of many cherished holiday traditions. While a magical Nutcracker comes to life inside Segerstrom Hall, outside, the Argyros Plaza will be alive with the beauty and spirit of the season. Enjoy festive holiday photo opportunities for friends and family, share your family’s holiday traditions and help decorate the Path of Traditions through the Community Grove as you celebrate our community, professional, and school performing groups from throughout Orange County. In addition, on Sunday, Dec. 16 and 23, come board the Center Express Train on a magical ride around the Segerstrom Center for the Arts campus.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Julianne and George Argyros Plaza, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Watercolor Class: Holiday Cards with Carol, December 15 at 9 a.m. Join local artist Carol Krieder for a fun and relaxed morning spent painting in the Gardens. This class will focus on how to paint simple holiday designs using watercolors. Everyone will take home a set of unique holiday cards. Cost: Friends: $35; Non-Members, $45. Pre-registration is required.

Contact: www.slgardens.org

Takes place at Sherman Library & Gardens is located at 2647 E. Coast Highway, Corona del Mar.

The Beautiful Day – Kurt Elling Sings Christmas on December 15 at 7 and 9 p.m. Tickets start at $69. Declared by The New York Times as the “standout male jazz vocalist of our time,” Grammy winner Kurt Elling headlines the Center for two performances singing a repertoire of songs from his new holiday album, The Beautiful Day. Inventive and fresh, this special program reimagines the sounds of Christmas, mixing traditional carols decked out in new arrangements with songs that are revelations and rediscovered treats.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Samueli Theater, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Night of Wonder Christmas Carol Concert with The Salvation Army on December 16 at 7 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Sing your favorite carols, hear the reading of scripture and listen to special musical performances, combined together to tell the story of Jesus’ birth. Already a tradition for many, this carol concert features a world-class 30 piece brass band, a 120 member choir, a 100 member children’s choir and special guest, the world-renowned American stage and movie actor, Obba Babatundé.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Holiday Organ Spectacular on December 18, 2018 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $15. Features Todd Wilson on organ along with members of the Pacific Symphony performing a mix of sacred and holiday music. Program to be announced.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Holidays with Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra on December 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $28. Presented by the Philharmonic Society, the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra fills the concert hall with the sounds of wailing trumpets and toe-tapping rhythms in a swingin’ evening of holiday favorites and beloved standards.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Holidays with The 5 Browns on December 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $30. Presented by the Philharmonic Society, these five siblings are known for the combined power of their 50 fingers on interlocking Steinway pianos. They will perform beloved holiday music from Bach, The Nutcracker, A Charlie Brown Christmas, and Leroy Anderson (Sleigh Ride).

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

The 5 Browns

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Winter Fest OC 2018, December 20 through January 6, 2019. Southern California’s largest winter experience features 40,000 square feet of new attractions, plus back-by-popular demand activities, new seasonal food and beverages, and more. Don’t miss SoCal Dicken’s Village, Candy & Snowflake Wonderland, Festival of Lights, Orange Ball New Year’s Eve Celebration and Club Winter Fest. Cost: Tickets start at $10.

Contact: www.ocfair.com

Takes place at Orange County Fair & Event Center, 88 Fair Drive, Costa Mesa.

Tis the Season! on December 22 at 5 p.m. and December 23 at 3 p.m. Tickets start at $29. Presented by Pacific Chorale joining forces with Pacific Symphony and the Southern California Children’s Chorus.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

John Legend – A Legendary Christmas Tour on December 29 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets start at $85. Newly anointed EGOT winner and multi-platinum recording artist John Legend celebrates the release of his first Christmas album, A Legendary Christmas with a 25-date holiday tour across North America. The acclaimed singer-songwriter headlines the Center in this festive return engagement with songs from the album, which features a blend of beloved Christmas classics and original tracks.

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Segerstrom Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

John Legend

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Salute To Vienna New Year’s Concert on December 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets start at $49. Ring in the New Year with a glittery celebration of singing and dancing that will delight the senses. This concert recreating the beauty of Vienna’s golden era and its elegance charms audiences of every age. This year’s features a new program of Strauss waltzes and melodies from beloved operettas performed by acclaimed European singers, champion ballroom dancers, the National Ballet of Hungary and the Strauss Symphony of America. 

Contact: Call 714.556.2787. www.scfta.org

Takes place at Renée and Henry Segerstrom Concert Hall, 600 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Culture Clash (Still) in AmericCCa, December 30, 2018 through January 20, 2019. Performance times and ticket prices vary. Culture Clash is back, bringing their special style of irreverent, thought-provoking social satire with them. SCR audiences first experienced their smart, outrageous comedy in a playful adaptation of The Birds and later with the wildly popular Culture Clash in AmeriCCa. With the world back under their microscope, expect laundry to be aired, public figures skewered and sacred cows poked. The performance occurs on the Julianne Argyros Stage.

Contact: Call 714.708.5500. www.scr.org

Takes place at South Coast Repertory, 655 Town Center Drive, Costa Mesa.

Newports Best Bets Culture Clash 11.9

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SAVE THE DATE: 19th Annual Newport Beach Jazz Party, February 14 - 17, 2019. Featuring five big bands and more than 130 artists, headliners include Jack Jones, Shelly Berg and the Clayton-Hamilton Jazz Orchestra among others. 

Contact: Call 949.205.1252 for tickets and more information.

Takes place at Newport Beach Marriott Hotel & Spa, 900 Newport Center Drive, Newport Beach.

Jack Jones

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Police Beat 111618


DUI Arrests

Clair Mamie Olson-Schmitt, Sunday, November 11

Incident Reports

Tuesday, November 13

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

None

Superior Ave. & W. Coast Highway I Failure to Stop at Limit Line, Paraphernalia, Appropriating Lost Property and Driving without License

11:07 p.m. Steven Cruz, 20, Santa Ana, was arrested for failing to stop at a limit line or crosswalk limit, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, appropriating lost property and driving without a license. Bail was set at $500.

26th St. I 2600 Block I Paraphernalia

3:17 p.m. Christopher John Vepso, 44, Ontario, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia. Bail was set at $500.

Monday, November 12

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Michelle Casias, 50 Placentia

Dover Drive & W. Coast Highway I Under the Influence, Sharps Waste, Paraphernalia, Narcotics, Controlled Substance and Ammo

2:39 p.m. Derek Robert Olen, 26, Costa Mesa, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance, illegally transporting sharps waste, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, possessing a narcotic controlled substance, possessing a controlled substance and possession of ammo by a prohibited person. Bail was set at $500.

Newport Center Drive I 2100 Block I Under the Influence

1:23 p.m. Jayson Lee McGee, 52, Costa Mesa, was arrested for being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $500.

Bristol St. I 2100 I Paraphernalia and Sharps Waste

2:48 a.m. Monica C. Chorak, 27, Irvine, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia and illegally transporting sharps waste. Bail was set at $500.

Goldenrod Ave. & Ocean Blvd. I Controlled Substance

2:35 a.m. Carlos Soto Andrade, 20, Santa Ana, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.

15th St. & W. Ocean Front I Receiving Stolen Property, Paraphernalia and Warrants (6)

8:14 p.m. Nathaniel Monks Hutchinson, 53, Costa Mesa, was arrested for receiving stolen property with a value greater than $950, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, and warrants related to being drunk in public and having an open container in public. Bail was set at $46,000.

Sunday, November 11

Arrests for Being Drunk in Public

Alana Simone Munoz, 25, San Juan Capistrano

Jennifer Nicole Lamarque, 29, Garden Grove

Matthew John Parkovich, 28, Costa Mesa

Jaime Castillo Palacios, 30, Pacoima

27th St. & W. Ocean Front I Controlled Substance and Contributing to a Minor

1:36 p.m. Robert Andrew Lee Sanchez, 22, Claremont, was arrested for possessing a controlled substance and contributing to the delinquency of a minor. Bail was set at $500.

Santa Ana Ave. & 17th St. I Costa Mesa I Paraphernalia, Appropriating Lost Property, Controlled Substance, Shoplifting, Burglary, Conspiracy, Identity Theft and Grand Theft

3:52 a.m. Christopher Edward Mar, 24, no city of residency, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia, appropriating lost property, possessing a controlled substance, commercial burglary with no forced entry, conspiracy to commit a crime, identity theft and grand theft from buildings. Bail was set at $20,000.

3:49 a.m. Alyssa Marie Teruel, 20, Indio, was arrested for shoplifting with value less than $950, possessing unlawful paraphernalia, possessing a controlled substance, commercial burglary with no forced entry, conspiracy to commit a crime and grand theft. Bail was set at $20,000.

Superior Ave. & Placentia Ave. I Paraphernalia and Under the Influence

3:21 a.m. Christopher David Guzman, 31, Anaheim, was arrested for possessing unlawful paraphernalia and being under the influence of a controlled substance. Bail was set at $2,500.